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September 17, 2013

James Edward "Ed" Riley

ORANGE — James Edward “ Ed “ Riley, 77, of Orange, passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 at Senior Rehabilitation in Port Arthur following an illness.  Born on April 20, 1936 in Cheraw, South Carolina to his parents, the late, Oretta (Honeycutt) Riley and the late, Clifton Riley.  Ed lived in Orange since 1974, he worked as a carpenter in the construction industry and he spent twenty years serving his country as a member of the United States Navy.  Ed enjoyed going hunting, going fishing and spending time with his family.  Ed is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred Riley and his daughters, Rhonda Riley and Blenda Riley.  Those who will most cherish his memory are his son, Mike Riley of Vinton, Louisiana; his daughter, Tracy Jones and husband, Glen of Groves; his son, Brian Riley and wife, Darlene of Orange; his grandchildren, Michael Riley, Valerie Riley, Justin Lasseter, Darren Lasseter, Justin McCarver, Shawna Riley, Colt Riley, Jo Riley, Kelly Riley and Kassie Riley; eight great grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends.  Services to remember his life will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, September 20, 2013 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.  Conducting the services will be Chris Eppler and Justin McCorkle, ministers with the Mauriceville Church of Christ.  Military Honors, Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services where he will be laid to rest next to his wife at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.  A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the funeral home.  Friends and family may sign the register and leave condolences for the family at http://www.dormanfuneralhome.com/.

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